on Thursday, 17 Dec 1903, at the residence of her son-in-law, Henry Snively, St.
Thomas: Mrs. Wm. Holmes of Selkirk, aged 74
years, 9 months and 22 days.
Holmes, the third daughter of the late Rev. Ziba Wm. Camfield and
Nancy Beal, was born in Boston, Norfolk County, 25 Feb 1829. She was united in marriage to
Charles Anderson of Haldimand
County, 16 Mar 1852. Mr. Anderson died in 1865. She was again
married to William Holmes of Selkirk, 29 Dec 1870, He predeceased her some
10 years ago.
was converted and united with the Boston Baptist church under the
ministry of Rev. Shook McConnell in 1848. She was an earnest and
devoted christian and during the later years an ardent, enthusiastic,
and energetic worker in the cause of Missions.
about six months she had been confined to her bed enduring much
suffering with great patience and Christian resignation.
funeral took place at Selkirk on Saturday, 19 Dec 1919, services conducted in the Baptist church by Rev. T. Murdoch assisted by
her late pastor, Rev. D. Bovington of St. Thomas. The pall-bearers
were her six grandsons, Messrs. N. Smith, Ivan, Cecil, William, Elmo
and Blake Holmes. A pillow of flowers with "Mother"
inscribed upon it and a wreath with "Grandma" lay upon the
leaves a son, M. Anderson of Austin, Iowa, and a daughter, Mrs.
Henry Snively of St. Thomas; three sisters, Mrs. James A. Townsend,
Mrs. Ansel Smith of Belding, Mich.; Mrs. W. W. Pegg of Round Plains;
and six brothers, Bradford and William Camfield of Benton Harbor,
Michigan; Algernon and Delos Camfield of Bedding, Mich.; James T.
Camfield of Windham Centre, and Salem H. Camfield of Cornell, besides
a large circle of other relatives and friends to mourn her decease.